It’s officially fall and officially pumpkin season! This healthy pumpkin smoothie is like having a chilled pumpkin pie in a glass, without the extra on your waistline!
This thick and creamy smoothie can be great for a filling breakfast or the perfect energy- boosting “treat” among friends during brunch. Pumpkins are a good source of vitamins A, C, E and the B vitamins and dietary fiber. Mineral wise, they’re also rich with potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc.
Packed with rich nutrients, pumpkins have very valuable health benefits, such as promoting bone health, eyesight and immune health. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1-1 ½ cups raw pumpkin puree
- 4-6 pitted Medjool dates, optional
- 1-2 cups of water or non-dairy milk, to reach the desired consistency
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger root, minced
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. cloves
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth. Taste and add more spices if desired.